School Choice Down to the Wire, Common Core Rumblings, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup

School Choice Down to the Wire, Common Core Rumblings, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup
May 20, 2013

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)

Friday's ed news

Wisconsin holds a hearing on Common Core national education standards. 

The South Carolina Senate passes an education tax credit bill. 

In Texas, a charter school expansion and testing reduction bills become linked

While the public trusts teachers to know what's best for schools, teachers do what's best for themselves

Political payback on another bill sinks Missouri's Common Core repeal.

The governor's Maine school choice bills find bipartisan opposition.

Remember when Congress tried to make schools switch the country to the metric system?

Why more government preschool will not benefit Michigan tots. A Michigan House committee passes a bill requiring teachers to be paid according to performance.

One in five children worldwide gets government-provided food at school

 

Wednesday's ed news

What does a teacher have to do to get kicked out of Los Angeles schools?

A new Minnesota law lets childcare workers unionize.

The head of the nation's second largest teachers union gets into a spat with several state superintendents over Common Core

The most recent figures for K-12 spending per pupil have arrived. It's barely gone down nationwide

A study finds giving students computers at home has no effect on their academic achievement

Washington DC's mayor lets charter schools reuse 16 old public school buildings

 

Tuesday's ed news

Delay Common Core implementation, Pennsylvania's governor orders.

The Oklahoma House Speaker moves fast on a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core

Alabama lawmakers override the governor's attempt to delay a hew school choice law two years. 

Parent Trigger foes in Florida have inflated the number of their supporters

Hawaii gets an NCLB waiver. California will not.

Texans pull the plug on controversial curriculum CSCOPE.

Parents, students, and teachers in New York erupt over being forced to field test future tests for free. 

A statewide district for failing schools gets a hearing in the Texas House. 

 

Monday's ed news

Alabama's governor delays a new school choice law; legislators fight back

Wisconsin's voucher schools do not discriminate against disabled students, explains Patrick Wolf. 

Kansas lawmakers could defund Common CoreMore

An update on Ohio's school records scandal.

Teacher colleges in Florida work to improve their programs.

After statewide technical difficulties with testing, Oklahoma considers what's next

Every San Francisco kindergartener is now automatically enrolled in a college savings account.

 

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Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann (jpullmann@heartland.org) is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)